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BS 5900:2012 Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification

BS 5900:2012

Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification

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Standard number:BS 5900:2012
Pages:62
Released:2012-04-30
ISBN:978 0 580 65633 0
Status:Standard
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BS 5900:2012


This standard BS 5900:2012 Powered homelifts with partially enclosed carriers and no liftway enclosures. Specification is classified in these ICS categories:
  • 91.140.90 Lifts. Escalators

This British Standard specifies requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, commissioning, testing, maintenance and dismantling of new permanently installed electrically powered homelifts with the following characteristics:

  1. travelling vertically between two predefined levels along a guided path where the inclination to the vertical does not exceed 15°;

  2. supported or sustained by wire rope or chains, hydraulic cylinder (direct or indirect), screw and nut;

  3. penetrating a single floor;

  4. affixed to a building structure;

  5. where the carrier is partially enclosed;

  6. having a speed not greater than 0.15 m/s.

This British Standard is applicable to homelifts that are installed in private dwellings and are intended for the transport of persons with impaired mobility, standing or seated, with or without a wheelchair.

NOTE Although this British Standard is applicable to new homelifts, it can also be used as guidance for the refurbishment and re-installation of existing homelifts.